What does photography mean?

Definitions for photography
fəˈtɒg rə fipho·tog·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. photography, picture takingnoun

    the act of taking and printing photographs

  2. photographynoun

    the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

  3. photographynoun

    the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

Wiktionary

  1. photographynoun

    The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.

  2. photographynoun

    The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Photographynoun

    the science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]

  2. Photographynoun

    the art or process of producing pictures by this action of light

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]

Freebase

  1. Photography

    Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing. Photography has many uses for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, and mass communication.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Photography

    fō-tog′ra-fi, n. the art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces.—n. Phō′tograph, a picture so produced.—v.t. to make a picture of by means of photography.—ns. Phōtog′rapher, Phōtog′raphist.—adj. Phōtograph′ic, -al.—adv. Phōtograph′ically. [Gr. phōs, light, graphein, to draw.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Photography

    Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'photography' in Nouns Frequency: #2811

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of photography in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of photography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of photography in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Tom King:

    A lot of the photography that I was seeing was just photography of dead bodies, i didn't feel those pictures were really telling me anything extra apart from somebody being brutally killed, and once you've seen a couple of those pictures you understand what's happening.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future.

  3. Todd Brandow:

    He really was one of the greats, he was the founding figure of modernism in photography and the modern woman in fashion photography, as well as modern portraiture.

  4. Leila Alaoui:

    There's no way I can take a camera and just do street photography in Morocco. People will get aggressive.

  5. Joseph Manglaviti:

    I love it when I can share my love of photography with someone else, and then see them go from not being able to turn a camera on to shooting in manual mode in a couple of hours.

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